Nowadays, whenever Thailand is mentioned, people instantly picture the lively city of Bangkok. Step back a generation or so though and the word Thailand conjured images of the immaculate beaches of Koh Samui. At 25 kilometres wide Koh Samui is the second biggest Thai island, just behind Phuket. This means that Koh Samui is large enough to provide plenty of adventure for those who like exploring but also small enough that it is possible to see everything the island has to offer during your stay if you hire a car or use a lot of public transport.
While a lot of Thailand seems to fall into either busy urban areas or tranquil beaches Koh Samui is a good option for someone who wants to experience both sides of the country without having to keep flying between small airports. The beaches, such as Chaweng and Bophut offer a place to relax in the gorgeous white sands in the day whilst becoming popular drinking spots in the night, allowing guests to experience the two faces of Thailand.
Whether you prefer to stay in the tourist centric North Eastern side of the island, where you can find all the bars and more popular beaches, or the calmer South or West sides where you will find the authentic seafood restaurants and quaint towns populated by the descendants of the original Chinese fisherman who first settled on the island, we here at Travelbag.co.uk have the perfect Koh Samui beach hotel for you.
If the more tourist friendly area of Chaweng interests you then you are in luck, as some of the best hotels in Koh Samui are situated here. These include the Amari Palm Reef , which features some of the best non-local restaurants on the island, and the Centara Grand Beach Resort, which is aimed at guests with an interest in watersports. If you are more interested in the quieter side of the island, the Centara Villas, may interest you. This cheap hotel is situated to the South of the island near Hua Tanon, a local fishing village renowned for it’s seafood and warm, friendly locals. If you are only interested in the best of the best hotels in Koh Samui, then look no further than the Ibis Bophut, an idyllic resort in Bophut that prides itself on providing the perfect blend of hospitality and ambience.
Being the second most popular tourist destination in Thailand, Koh Samui has more than enough to keep you occupied on your trip. Use our handy guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great activities on offer:
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